End Peer Cruelty, Build Empathy
Available in: Paperback
Published: February 19, 2018
Based on a practical, six-part framework for reducing peer cruelty and increasing positive behavior support, End Peer Cruelty, Build Empathy utilizes the strongest pieces of best practices and current research for ways to stop bullying. The book includes guidelines for implementing strategies, collecting data, training staff, mobilizing students and parents, building social-emotional skills, and sustaining progress, and presents the “6Rs” of bullying prevention: Rules, Recognize, Report, Respond, Refuse, and Replace. This is not a program, but a comprehensive process for reducing bullying from the inside out, involving the entire school community. Use the book on its own or to supplement an existing program. Digital content includes customizable forms from the book and a PDF presentation for use in professional development.
“An important addition to any educator’s toolbox for breaking the cycle of bullying violence and creating a more deeply caring school environment.”— Barbara Coloroso, educator and author of The Bully, the Bullied, and the Not-So-Innocent Bystander
“This book provides real results for bullying prevention, awareness, and education and will make a difference not only in the lives of children, but in our communities. Dr. Borba’s expertise in bullying is second to no one: she is a leader in her field and this book will change lives.”— Sue Scheff, Internet safety expert and author of Shame Nation: Preventing, Surviving & Overcoming Digital Disasters
“Dr. Borba compiles and succinctly summarizes the weight of available evidence about what works to prevent bullying at school. Building safe and bully-free schools is not easy and there are no shortcuts. It takes coordination and collaboration by all concerned community stakeholders. This book offers a potent and pragmatic roadmap to help schools achieve that goal.”— Justin W. Patchin, Ph.D., codirector, Cyberbullying Research Center
“Dr. Michele Borba’s contributions to the field are always practical, relatable, and powerful. Her newest book is no exception and provides a valuable step-by-step guide to help school communities reduce peer harassment and hate from the inside out through policy and programming.”— Dr. Sameer Hinduja, codirector of Cyberbullying Research Center and professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Florida Atlantic University